Magic Kingdom Architecture & Landscape ’72 Style – Restored Film

NOTE: This video was updated on 5/29/15 with a newly restored version with improved color correction.

Our podcast goes live tomorrow, but until then, here is a newly restored film from our Imageworks department…

If there is one thing that stands out in this film, it is the blue water… Seriously, the Rivers of America, the canals around the castle, the water in Adventureland has an almost fake looking blue tint to it. I can only assume a dye was used. Anyway, aside from the blue water this film really highlights the architecture of the park because whoever took it focused on buildings, landscape, fountains and other items that most people would overlook. Through Main Street USA and into Liberty Square we go…some indoor shots of some shops are in here as well as evidence of a Florida afternoon rain shower.

The Skyway was closed on the day this was taken…even back then a cast member stood guard at the entrance, fending off any would be trespassers and politely informing guests that the ride was closed for the day.

Technical Details: The color on this film was semi faded to start with, and in the end its just OK by my standards. Scene by scene adjustments is not warranted in this case as there is nothing really special in the film that would require massive restoration efforts.


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November 14, 2014 3:58 am

Wow, there are some great finds in this film! The inside of the original Harmony Barber Shop, The unstable Liberty Tree with relocation holes, construction of the Hall of Presidents front entrance porch, construction of the Liberty Square patio area (with a great view of the storage shack that became The Fife and Drum snack bar), the original Swan Boat landing, and… is that the inside of the Fire House? Very groovy. Thanks for sharing!

November 14, 2014 2:00 pm

What an amazing find! Great documentation of both sides of Center Street.

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